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Indo-USA Symposium to creates awareness for a better Fragile X Syndrome care in India

The first ever Indo – USA endeavor to create awareness for better Fragile X care in India by The Fragile X Society, India in association with UC DAVIS MIND Institute, USA ; organized together with NIMHANS Bangalore; Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore; and Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore; held the second leg of the joint Indo-USA medical symposium at the NIMHANS in Bangalore today.  After its successful inauguration in Delhi on 26th February, 2017, The Fragile X Society, India will hold the medical symposium in Kolkata and Mumbai.

The Indo- USA symposium provided a never before platform to expand and develop relationships between Indian and American researchers and clinicians.  It was an avenue to exchange knowledge between Indian and American professionals about the latest evidence-based treatments for Fragile X-associated Disorders. Further it also engaged the patient community to expand the reach of the Fragile X Society India.

The Fragile X Syndrome is a rarest of rare condition, which is caused by a change in a gene that is inherited at the time of conception. When the gene called the FMR1, found in the X chromosome undergoes a change and does not function properly, it …

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